Three Men Hurt at Naperville Residence Fire
Three men were hurt, but not seriously, at the fire that not long ago damaged heavily the residence of Judge John S. Goodwin in Naperville, Ill. It started from an _____nknown cause about 1.45 A. M. in the west side of the building, a three-story brick and wood structure fifteen years old, occupying a space 40×80 feet on a 50-foot street, and had gained such headway that when the department under command of Chief Otto H. Reicke arrived in response to the telephoned alarm, the west side of the house and the porch were thoroughly involved. There were twenty-two men engaged, employing one motor combination, three hose reels and one ladder truck. They laid 1,200 feet of hose and threw three hydrant streams at one time. No engine streams were required, as there was a direct pressure of 125 pounds in the hydrants, of which there were three, all 4-inch double, spaced at 200 feet. Chief Reicke reports: “We thought we had the fire under control the first ten minutes, but it broke out anew up the studding of partitions and ceilings, making it uncontrollable.” The department fought for nine hours and stopped the fire only after the roof had fallen in. The property was valued at $100,000, and the loss thereon amounted to $75,000. The contents comprised rugs, paintings, silver, etc., valued at $25,000, and the loss was about $20,000.